Have you ever made your own almond milk at home and wondered what to do with the leftover pulp?! This recipe is for you!
Let us show you how easy it is to make these 7-ingredient, 20-minute bliss bites, made entirely in the food processor!
This recipe starts with leftover almond pulp from making homemade almond milk. We haven’t tested it with nut (or coconut) pulps, but we assume others would work! Check out our Guide to Making Dairy-Free Milk for more inspiration.
These bliss balls get their natural sweetness from dates, chocolate flavor from cacao powder, and nuttiness from raw walnuts.
Almond pulp adds moisture and a subtle vanilla-almond flavor, while hemp seeds add plenty of plant-based protein and healthy fats!
Last but not least, almond butter (or another nut butter of choice) is added for binding and even more nutty flavor.
Simply form your dough into balls, then roll with cacao powder, hemp seeds, or cacao nibs!
We hope you LOVE these bites! They’re:
& A great use of almond pulp!
These would make the perfect healthier snack or dessert to have on hand throughout the week. Pair with our 5-Minute Mushroom Latte, Feel Good Hot Chocolate, or Golden Milk Latte for the ultimate afternoon treat or evening wind-down.
Into bliss balls and energy bites? Be sure to check out our Matcha Bliss Balls, Golden Milk Snack Bites, No-Bake Carrot Cake Bites, and No-Bake Vanilla Cake Bites!
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- 1 cup raw walnuts*
- 1/2 cup packed pitted dates (medjool is best // measured after pitting)
- 2/3 cup almond pulp* (or sub almond meal)
- 1/3 cup cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder (plus more for rolling)
- 3 Tbsp hemp seeds (plus more for rolling)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 3 Tbsp creamy almond butter (or other nut or seed butter)
Add walnuts to the food processor and pulse into a meal. Then add dates, almond pulp (or almond meal), cacao or cocoa powder, hemp seeds, sea salt, and almond butter. Mix/pulse to combine. The result should be a moist, dough-like mixture. If too wet, add a bit more cacao powder or hemp seeds.
Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Then scoop out rounded Tablespoon amounts (we like this scoop) and carefully form into balls — about 14 (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size). The dough will be somewhat stiff, so use the warmth of your hands to gently form/roll into balls.
Roll in extra hemp seeds or cacao powder (optional). Note: The bites get a fudgy, sticky outer texture when rolled in cacao powder — which we liked. For less-sticky bites, roll in hemp seeds, or even cacao nibs!
Store leftovers in a well-sealed container in the refrigerator up to 1 week or in the freezer up to 1 month.
*Though we haven’t tested it, we think cashews, almonds, or sunflower seeds would work in place of the walnuts.
*See our tutorial on How to Make Almond Meal from Almond Pulp.
*Recipe adapted from our Dark Chocolate Hemp Energy Bites.
Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 14 balls)
- Calories: 138
- Fat: 10.4g
- Saturated fat: 0.9g
- Sodium: 2.4mg
- Potassium: 210mg
- Carbohydrates: 9.6g
- Fiber: 2.4g
- Sugar: 5.3g
- Protein: 4.2g